Sharon Markman, MHA joined the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) in 2016 as the Administrative Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDSI). Under her leadership, UCM has expanded education programs and services to support scholarly work and innovation that bridges health system operations and researcher interests and expertise.
Prior to UCM, Sharon spent nearly 25 years at the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University where she built robust public, patient and professional programs, collaborating with international thought leaders, national organizations and governmental agencies to bring research findings to the bedside. She served on committees at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. In addition, Sharon collaborated with patient advocacy organizations and other centers and programs across Northwestern University to maximize educational reach.
Over her career in cancer care, her leadership role in promoting the cancer message from a disease you die from to a disease with opportunities for risk reduction, early detection, precision treatment, and life as a survivor and death with dignity has been extensive.
Sharon received her undergraduate business degree from the University of Denver and a Masters of Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed an administrative fellowship at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis (now Barnes-Jewish Hospital).
Posted December 2019